Your Own Reality Show

Zack said to self:  “You should have your own reality show!”

You think?

On the cover of the current People Magazine (Sept. 23, 2013) is Bethenny Frankel, whose appearance in The Real Housewives of New York City launched a series of other reality shows (“Bethenny Getting Married” etc)

Self remembers watching the show and then reading something about Bethenny written by Heather Havrilesky, at that time still the Salon.com television critic, and self’s FAVORITE Salon.com writer (She’s moved on, not sure where).  Havrilesky seemed to have enjoyed Bethenny the most of all her co-stars on the Housewives of New York City show.

Inspired by Havrilesky’s article, self left one of her (very rare) comments on Salon.com, saying she agreed with Heather 100%, Bethenny was indeed a scream!

Then follow-up commenters decried self for being shallow, stupid, etc

Anyhoo, Bethenny has left The Real Housewives of New York City far, far behind.  She had not one but two reality show spin-offs and then launched her own brand of clothing, Skinnygirl.

She subsequently rocked whatever bikini she happened to be wearing, even when eight months pregnant.

She subsequently broke up with her husband of two years, Jason Hoppy.

Now she has her own daytime TV talk show.  Self caught an episode a few days ago:  A man was given a Brazilian wax (The pertinent areas discreetly hidden by a towel) right there on the stage, while Bethenny and three other women looked on with great interest.

Har! Har! Har!

In the People Magazine issue, Bethenny rocks a neon fuschia mini.  Wow, that woman just seems to get more and more ripped!

Cover Article, People Magazine, Sept. 23, 2013

Cover Article, People Magazine, Sept. 23, 2013

In the course of trying to locate that Havrilesky quote about Bethenny, self stumbled on another great Havrilesky article, this one on the Real Housewives of D. C.  The whole article is a scream, but self particularly loves this passage:

A Real Housewives spinoff without a few instigators is like Jersey Shore without spray tans:  unthinkable.  But Cat already seems so over-the-top arrogant that she’s sort of roasting the golden goose before it’s time to feast.  The best villains are the ones who smile politely, then slink out of the shadows and slit your throat.

And now, back to the People Magazine article.  Bethenny is quoted as saying:  “No moment — no matter how stressful or difficult it is —  is ever going to be life or death.”  You said it, girl!

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

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